Rolling Stone Readers Pick the Best Music Videos of All Time

Watch the winning videos, including clips by Michael Jackson, Nirvana and Guns N' Roses

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9. Nine Inch Nails, 'Closer' (1994)

Everything about Nine Inch Nails' "Closer," from its "I want to fuck you like an animal!" chorus to Mark Romanek's stylish yet perverse music video, runs counter to anyone's idea of mainstream entertainment, but it was a massive hit anyway. Romanek's arty, transgressive clip was instrumental to the song's success — it made Trent Reznor look sexy, cool and different from every other rock star on the planet.

Photos: Nine Inch Nails' Final Show

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